After growing up watching the financial lives of his "two dads" (his own father and his best friend's) unfold, Robert T. Kiyosaki turned the lessons he learned into the bestselling Rich Dad, Poor Dad line of personal finance guides. No doubt both dads are proud.
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On his success, Kiyosaki told us, "I've had all six of my books reach the New York Times bestseller list, which is especially rewarding seeing as I flunked out of high school twice because I couldn't write. It just goes to show you that we learn from our mistakes."
In our interview, Kiyosaki said that his time in Vietnam was "a great experience for me.... I learned that to live in fear of dying was not living. I crashed three times in Vietnam -- but my crews always came back alive."
A major rugby fan, Kiyosaki has played all over the world.
According to Kiyosaki, "the power behind Rich Dad is women -- my business partners Kim Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter."